Ceres Drive-In

1651 E. Whitmore Avenue,
Ceres, CA 95307

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Previously operated by: Pacific Theatres, Robert L. Lippert Theatres Inc.

Functions: Movies

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Ceres Drive-In

The Ceres Drive-In opened in 1947 as a single screen drive-in. It became a twin screen drive-in with a capacity for 350 cars.

In April 2009, it was announced that the Ceres Drive-In would be closed. It was re-opened in summer of 2020 with one screen operating.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 3, 2009 at 7:12 pm

You can still access the drive-in’s site, circa 2005:
http://tinyurl.com/yznj2kf

SteveSwanson
SteveSwanson on September 26, 2013 at 7:26 am

The Ceres reopened as a Flea Market only in 2012. But there has been some talk about showing movies again in the near future. Screen 2 is still standing, and they would have to rebuild the booth and put up a new screen in field 1 for it to happen.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on October 18, 2018 at 12:13 pm

There was a fire in the bio box and snack bar on 21/6/2010. There is footage of the fire on youtube. The fire may have been arson by vandals.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on September 9, 2020 at 10:27 am

The pandemic has led Ripon resident Mark Stotzer to reopen the Ceres. It’s down to one screen, and it may be just a temporary thing, but it was reported by the Turlock Journal and the Modesto Bee.

dansdriveintheater
dansdriveintheater on April 21, 2021 at 11:41 am

still goin strong definitely not a temporary thing. there are google reviews that are saying that the food is overpriced and not that good except for the popcorn.

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